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John Cage Score

While attending a cook-out* at my friend Craig's house this past Saturday to celebrate his total triumph at the deCordova Sculpture Park earlier that day, he pulled out a hand-written John Cage score, composed in 1955 (or, at the very least, gifted in 1955) for a co-worker/friend of his, sculptor Da[...]

Back From London, Working on New Music

The Barbican "Central Market" show was super fun! I met a lot of great people and heard some amazing music!* I'm currently finishing up a a piece for Brooklyn Brass, which will be performed this summer. *Defs check out Gyan Riley, Missy Mazzoli, [...]

Film Music

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I just finished up the music for Mathias Pardo's new film Les Vacances de Victor et Lisa. I HIGHLY recommend working with someone who lives in a time zone that's twelve hours away from you. You get a couple hours in the morning and evening to hang/discuss and you each get to do your actual work w[...]
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Vimeo and Quicktime

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I feel obligated to tell the world about this problem after spending hours trying to figure out how to fix it. It would appear that Quicktime saves Vimeo movies in a peculiar way resulting in a "time value error." This became particularly clear to me when attempting to import a Vimeo-downloaded [...]

Press for Central Market Shows

The New York Times, The Village Voice, and The FADER![...]

New Chamber Piece Debuts — March 19, 2011

The Till by Turning ensemble will be performing a brand new piece of mine, "Icecracker," as well as other new works*, on March 19th at Roulette (20 Greene Street, New York, NY). The show starts at 8:30pm. *And, of course, Henry the horse dances the waltz. [...]

One Down, Two to Go-go!

The Walker Art Center show in Minneapolis was super fun! Thanks to Doug and all of the nice people. Up next: Lincoln Center tomorrow night -- tickets are still on sale here. The last stop on this leg is Thursday at the Library of Congress in D.C. -- the show is free, but you have to reserve [...]

London Show Added

I'll be joining Tyondai Braxton & The BBC Symphony Orchestra in performing Music from "Central Market" as part of the festival "Reverberations: The Influence of Steve Reich" at The Barbican in London U.K on May 7th, 2011 Featuring the London premiere of Steve Reich’s "2x5" and European premiere[...]

Tickets on Sale

Tickets are now on sale for the Lincoln Center performance! [...]

New Documentary Film Project

I'll be scoring Sara Zia Ebrahimi's upcoming film Norman Schwarzkopf Made Me Gay. The film will be debuting at Rooftop Films in New York City in the Summer of 2011.[...]